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Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Started with a sore throat on Thurs. Soreness in my chest now. Little white spots have developed on my lips. Cough. Hurts to swallow.
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Upper respiratory infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
You have an upper respiratory infection and if the spots on the lips are associated with white curd like spots or patches in the mouth and throat, it is likely to be a fungal infection ( candiasis). This condition is usually associated with antibiotics use, diabetes or other conditions that impairs immunity.

Do get back to me if you have further queries.
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